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Peptides

Peptides are amino acids (protein) that are linked together in a chain to form a specific grouping. Palmitoyl pentapeptides, for example, are peptides that have a chain of 5 amino acids and hexapeptides to form a chain of 6 amino acids. Marine oligo peptides are a chain of a "few" natural-water amino acids.

All fixed-sequence peptides commercially available are patented. Manufacturers combine synthetic peptides with a fatty acid, which is essential to get the product into the deeper layers of skin.

Initially, the research on peptides was done in relation to wound healing. Published studies showed peptides to be instrumental in causing cells in the skin to produce more collagen as part of the body's natural response to help skin heal.

HOW DO PEPTIDES WORK?

Studies have proven that some peptides act as a natural regulatory mechanism in which the peptide acts as a signal; if the skin is damaged for any reason, structural proteins are destroyed and peptides (chains of amino acids resulting from the breakdown of the larger protein) are released.


The skin interprets these peptides as a signal to make more proteins. Peptides that send the signal that more proteins (collagen) are needed are in a category of peptides considered to be "wrinkle minimizers."

Hexapeptides, on the other hand, actually block neurotransmitters that cause muscles to contract and form wrinkles. These peptides are referred to as "wrinkle relaxers."

HOW DO PEPTIDES BENEFIT SKIN?

Peptides minimize existing wrinkles, reduce future wrinkle formation and create firming & tightening on the skin. Peptides are active at very small doses and are highly specific: they stimulate fibroblast, the building-block of collagen; they signal messages to synthesize more collagen; and they increase firmness overall, promoting a healthier skin.

RA Pro Youth -10 has a wide-range of cutting-edge peptide formulations to target your specific skin needs.

Cleansing

This is the first step of your regimen.

Apply 1 pump of cleanser onto clean, damp hands and gently massaging into the skin. Add more water to create lather and work into skin for 1-2 minutes. Remove with gentle (soft) white cloth for several rinses if needed. Pat or air-dry skin before applying next step.

This is the most important step of any acne regimen! Rotating or having two cleansers can help keep skin responding. It is very important to use a soft cloth or 4x4 gauze to remove.

Tonic

This is the next step of your regimen after cleansing.

Apply 1-2 pumps of tonic onto a clean cotton round or 2x2 gauze pad. Apply to clean, dry skin. Let product absorb.

Tonics are a vital component in most acne regimens. These may be used full face or as a spot treatment over acne blemishes. Depending on the tonic, application may range from one to three times per week, to a daily application.

Building & Strengthening (AM)

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massage into clean, dry skin. Let serum absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

The products in this category are typically applied in the AM as many formulations contain important antioxidants as well as necessary wound healing and scar reducing properties.

Correctives (PM)

Apply 1 pump onto clean, dry skin. Let product absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

Correctives are great for boosting cellular exfoliation. Follow directed use on each product to increase optimal results.

Hydrators & Moisturizers

This is the last step of your regimen.

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massaging into clean, dry skin or over your favorite RA Building & Strengthening or Corrective serum.

Hydration is very important for acne skin as it brings balance. Our formulas supply healing properties, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial support. These may be applied AM and/or PM.

Excellent Additions to Regimen

Scrubs

Apply a small amount into damp hands; apply to face and neck. Gently massage into skin or allow to sit on skin for several minutes (like a mask). Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry.

Scrubs are a great way to increase cellular exfoliation, soften texture and support a healthier complexion. Scrubs are typically used once per week.

Enzymes

Applying a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on up to 10 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA mask, serums and moisturizer.

Enzymes are a great way to boost exfoliation, reduce bacteria and impurities. We recommend to use once per week.

Masks

Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA serums and moisturizer.

Masks can reduce breakouts and assist in healing blemishes. Masks are typically used once per week.

Should you experience any dryness or sensitivity with any RA formulation, contact your licensed RA professional for guidance on usage and tips to introduce products to your home care regimen.

Cleansing

This is the first step of your regimen.

Apply 1 pump of cleanser onto clean, damp hands and gently massaging into the skin. Add more water to create lather and work into skin for 1-2 minutes. Remove with gentle (soft) white cloth for several rinses if needed. Pat or air-dry skin before applying next step.

This is the most important step of any acne regimen! Rotating or having two cleansers can help keep skin responding. It is very important to use a soft cloth or 4x4 gauze to remove.

Tonic

This is the next step of your regimen after cleansing.

Apply 1-2 pumps of tonic onto a clean cotton round or 2x2 gauze pad. Apply to clean, dry skin. Let product absorb.

Tonics are a vital component in most acne regimens. These may be used full face or as a spot treatment over acne blemishes. Depending on the tonic, application may range from one to three times per week, to a daily application.

Building & Strengthening (AM)

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massage into clean, dry skin. Let serum absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

The products in this category are typically applied in the AM as many formulations contain important antioxidants as well as necessary wound healing and scar reducing properties.

Correctives (PM)

Apply 1 pump onto clean, dry skin. Let product absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

Correctives are great for boosting cellular exfoliation. Follow directed use on each product to increase optimal results.

Hydrators & Moisturizers

This is the last step of your regimen.

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massaging into clean, dry skin or over your favorite RA Building & Strengthening or Corrective serum.

Hydration is very important for acne skin as it brings balance. Our formulas supply healing properties, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial support. These may be applied AM and/or PM.

Excellent Additions to Regimen

Scrubs

Apply a small amount into damp hands; apply to face and neck. Gently massage into skin or allow to sit on skin for several minutes (like a mask). Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry.

Scrubs are a great way to increase cellular exfoliation, soften texture and support a healthier complexion. Scrubs are typically used once per week.

Enzymes

Applying a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on up to 10 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA mask, serums and moisturizer.

Enzymes are a great way to boost exfoliation, reduce bacteria and impurities. We recommend to use once per week.

Masks

Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA serums and moisturizer.

Masks can reduce breakouts and assist in healing blemishes. Masks are typically used once per week.

Should you experience any dryness or sensitivity with any RA formulation, contact your licensed RA professional for guidance on usage and tips to introduce products to your home care regimen.

Cleansing

This is the first step of your regimen.

Apply 1 pump of cleanser onto clean, damp hands and gently massaging into the skin. Add more water to create lather and work into skin for 1-2 minutes. Remove with gentle (soft) white cloth for several rinses if needed. Pat or air-dry skin before applying next step.

This is the most important step of any acne regimen! Rotating or having two cleansers can help keep skin responding. It is very important to use a soft cloth or 4x4 gauze to remove.

Tonic

This is the next step of your regimen after cleansing.

Apply 1-2 pumps of tonic onto a clean cotton round or 2x2 gauze pad. Apply to clean, dry skin. Let product absorb.

Tonics are a vital component in most acne regimens. These may be used full face or as a spot treatment over acne blemishes. Depending on the tonic, application may range from one to three times per week, to a daily application.

Building & Strengthening (AM)

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massage into clean, dry skin. Let serum absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

The products in this category are typically applied in the AM as many formulations contain important antioxidants as well as necessary wound healing and scar reducing properties.

Correctives (PM)

Apply 1 pump onto clean, dry skin. Let product absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

Correctives are great for boosting cellular exfoliation. Follow directed use on each product to increase optimal results.

Hydrators & Moisturizers

This is the last step of your regimen.

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massaging into clean, dry skin or over your favorite RA Building & Strengthening or Corrective serum.

Hydration is very important for acne skin as it brings balance. Our formulas supply healing properties, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial support. These may be applied AM and/or PM.

Excellent Additions to Regimen

Scrubs

Apply a small amount into damp hands; apply to face and neck. Gently massage into skin or allow to sit on skin for several minutes (like a mask). Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry.

Scrubs are a great way to increase cellular exfoliation, soften texture and support a healthier complexion. Scrubs are typically used once per week.

Enzymes

Applying a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on up to 10 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA mask, serums and moisturizer.

Enzymes are a great way to boost exfoliation, reduce bacteria and impurities. We recommend to use once per week.

Masks

Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA serums and moisturizer.

Masks can reduce breakouts and assist in healing blemishes. Masks are typically used once per week.

Should you experience any dryness or sensitivity with any RA formulation, contact your licensed RA professional for guidance on usage and tips to introduce products to your home care regimen.

Cleansing

This is the first step of your regimen.

We recommend applying 1 pump of cleanser onto clean, damp hands and gently massaging into the skin. Add more water to create lather and work into skin for 1-2 minutes. Remove with gentle (soft) white cloth for several rinses if needed. Pat or air-dry skin before applying next step.

Tonic

This is the next step of your regimen after cleansing.

Apply 1-2 pumps of tonic onto a clean cotton round or 2x2 gauze pad. Apply to clean, dry skin. Let product absorb.

Tonics deliver concentrated nutrients to help strengthen and protect skin. We recommend applying them in the morning to offer increased protection from UV exposure. Depending on the tonic, application may range from one to three times per week, to a daily application.

Building & Strengthening (AM)

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massage into clean, dry skin. Let serum absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

The products in this category are typically applied in the AM as most of these formulas help to fight against the environmental stressors our skin is faced with daily and they reduce redness, strengthen and heal the skin.

Correctives (PM)

Apply 1 pump onto clean, dry skin. Let product absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

Correctives are so valuable for Rosacea skin and maybe used nightly or every other depending on the formula.

Hydrators & Moisturizers

This is the last step of your regimen.

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massaging into clean, dry skin or over your favorite RA Building & Strengthening or Corrective serum.

Moisture loss for rosacea skin may lead to an impaired barrier function, increasing inflammation and redness. Our formulas hydrate skin from the inside, out. These may be applied AM and/or PM.

Excellent Additions to Regimen

Scrubs

Apply a small amount into damp hands; apply to face and neck. Gently massage into skin or allow to sit on skin for several minutes (like a mask). Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry.

Scrubs are a great way to increase cellular exfoliation, soften texture and support a healthier complexion. Scrubs are typically used once per week.

Enzymes

Applying a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on up to 10 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA mask, serums and moisturizer.

Enzymes are a great way to boost exfoliation, reduce bacteria and impurities. We recommend to use once per week.

Masks

Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA serums and moisturizer.

Masks can reduce breakouts and assist in healing blemishes. Masks are typically used once per week.

Should you experience any dryness or sensitivity with any RA formulation, contact your licensed RA professional for guidance on usage and tips to introduce products to your home care regimen.

Cleansing

Apply 1 pump of cleanser onto clean, damp hands and gently massaging into the skin. Add more water to create lather and work into skin for 1-2 minutes. Remove with gentle (soft) white cloth for several rinses if needed. Pat or air-dry skin before applying next step.

Building & Strengthening (AM)

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massage into clean, dry skin. Let serum absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

The products in this category are typically applied in the AM for cellular protection in the daytime. However, in the case of Sensitive/Compromised skin they can be recommended both AM and PM depending on skin needs.

Correctives (PM)

Apply 1 pump onto clean, dry skin. Let product absorb. May layer moisturizer overtop.

Hydrators & Moisturizers

This is the last step of your regimen.

Apply 1-2 pumps onto fingertips and gently massaging into clean, dry skin or over your favorite RA Building & Strengthening or Corrective serum.

This category focuses on increasing hydration. Our formulas hydrate skin from the inside, out. These may be applied AM and/or PM

Excellent Additions to Regimen

Scrubs

Apply a small amount into damp hands; apply to face and neck. Gently massage into skin or allow to sit on skin for several minutes (like a mask). Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat skin dry.

Scrubs are a great way to increase cellular exfoliation, soften texture and support a healthier complexion. Scrubs are typically used once per week.

Enzymes

Applying a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on up to 10 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA mask, serums and moisturizer.

Enzymes are a great way to boost exfoliation, reduce bacteria and impurities. We recommend to use once per week.

Masks

Apply a thin layer onto clean, dry skin – avoiding the eye area. Leave on 10-15 minutes. Rinse well with cool water and soft cloth. Pat skin dry and follow up with your favorite RA serums and moisturizer.

Masks can reduce breakouts and assist in healing blemishes. Masks are typically used once per week.

Should you experience any dryness or sensitivity with any RA formulation, contact your licensed RA professional for guidance on usage and tips to introduce products to your home care regimen.